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Monthly archive October, 2009

Halloween Humbug?

Today is Halloween. And, it’s also Saturday. A rare cosmic coincidence. And to round out the trifecta, it’s also the end of Daylight Saving Time. So this means everyone is going to stay up extra late because there is no school or work tomorrow and because we gain an extra hour of sleep. In our...

My Visit With Gaggy

I went to visit my 93 year-old grandmother last weekend. Gaggy, as my brother named her 45 years ago, lives in Fayetteville, NC, where my mom was born and raised. I hadn’t seen her in a long time. Over a year. My mom and my brother went also, the three of us leaving behind two...

Inertia

Inertia – noun 1. inertness, esp. with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness. I am in a state of writing inertia. This happens to me from time to time. I have so much to say and so much to write about that I can’t write anything. I don’t know where to...

Domestic Affections

It’s been a decade since I moved in to my house. I was 33, 8 months pregnant with my second child and still married to my first husband. Now, I’m 43, have been divorced and re-married, am a mother of two and stepmother of one. Along with just getting older, that’s a lot of change....